by Lenise Willis
Thursday through Sunday, The Drama Center of City Arts presents An Evening of Short Plays #27 at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The collective presentation began as a way of showcasing the work of the Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum members. The event occurs twice a year and shows unique and original 10-minute plays using local writers, actors and directors. Admission is free or $10 suggested donation. Show is rated PG-13.
In other news, the Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum is seeking fulllength, original plays or musicals for its 20th annual North Carolina New Play Project. Any play or collection of related one-acts by a North Carolina resident or student can be submitted. Deadline is Nov.15. For more information visit www. playwrightsforum.org.
New on Friday only, Theatre Alliance in Winston-Salem presents its first Four-Minute Frenzy event at 10 p.m. A benefit for a local family, the event is made up of four-minute volunteer acts from the community. Admission is a $10 donation. Acts are a variety, including standup comedy, poem recitals and singing segments.
Then on Saturday, Purrlesque!, a burlesque group, will perform at Theatre Alliance with Whisky Christy and the Half Pint Orchestra. Together, they’ll present a night of music, tease and vaudevillian entertainment. Tickets $10. Show at 8 p.m.
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s main-stage production of the classic Romeo and Juliet continues at High Point Theatre through Sunday.
Kernersville Little Theatre continues its ghost story, The Woman in Black, which plays Thursday through Sunday at Cupid’s Park Theatre, Korner’s Folly.
Coming up next week, Oct.5-7, Greensboro Children’s Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Odell Auditorium in the Greensboro College’s Huggins Performance Center. The show features local actors in grades 4-9 and is appropriate and fun for all ages. Tickets are $5-$10. Call the Triad Stage box office, 272-0160, for tickets or visit www.thedramacenter.com.
Next Friday, Oct. 5, Theatre Alliance presents, as part of its By the Book Staged Reading Series, The Mound Builders. The play interweaves past and present as it probes the lives and conflicts of the disparate people involved in an archaeological dig of a lost Indian civilization. Admission is free with donation of non-perishable food item for the food pantry at AIDS Care Service.